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struggles in relationships and evaluate their own typical patterns of response. These principles apply to business and the

church, but there will be a special focus on handling marriage difficulties.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340,

BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC400 Senior Integration Seminar (3)

A senior integrative seminar covering such topics as the credentialing process, seminary and graduate school, transitional

issues, career placement, and the senior competency examination.

(Must be taken last in major course sequence.)

BC421, 422 Problems & Procedures I, II (3, 3)

These courses are designed to apply the biblical principles taught in BC330 Methods of Biblical Change to a range of

specific counseling problems. Topics discussed include anger, fear, depression, sexual deviancy, anxiety, eating disorders,

decision making, one’s past, self-concept, various syndromes, ADHD, and crisis counseling. During the second semester

of this course, each student will be part of a team that will develop and present to the class a detailed biblical counseling

outline for a teacher-approved counseling problem.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BC311,

BC330, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC431 Counseling Practicum (3)

This course is designed to consider the practical application of the principles of biblical counseling and the various

methodological aspects of the counseling process. These courses will include student participation in counseling as

counselors, counselees, and observers. These activities will form the basis of seminar discussions where counseling will

be analyzed from a biblical perspective. The goal of these courses is to help the student learn, evaluate, and sharpen

practical counseling.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BC311, BC330, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC451 Counseling Internship (3)

Because of our desire to train those who not only know about counseling but can actually do counseling, the student

will do 10-12 sessions of supervised counseling during the eight-week term of this capstone course. This counseling will

also be under the authority of the student’s local church, even though other venues may be approved if counseling

through the local church is not available. This counseling will be directly overseen by a Fellow with the Association of

Certified Biblical Counselors. There is an additional fee for this course because of the smaller class size and intensive

nature of the mentoring. The supervised sessions done for this course will count toward certification with the

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (see

biblicalcounseling.com

for details on becoming certified). It is our

desire that all students do this course but there is an application process to do so. If the student is accepted into this

course, they do not need to take BC452 Counseling Observation and Analysis. BC451 must be taken as a culminating

course for the degree (except for BC400 Senior Integration Seminar) and could be taken simultaneously with BC400

and BC422 Problems & Procedures II.

All other core Biblical Counseling classes are prerequisites.

BC452 Counseling Observation and Analysis (3)

This course provides the student with the opportunity to complete in-depth review and analysis of a range of biblical

counseling cases and issues and is taken in the place of BC451 in the event that the student’s application for that course

is not accepted. The student will be required to view recorded biblical counseling sessions and complete an ACBC

(Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) case report for each session. The student’s case reports for each session

will be assessed and feedback from an experienced biblical counselor will be provided. BC452 must be taken as a

culminating course for the degree (except for BC400 Senior Integration Seminar) and could be taken simultaneously

with BC400 and BC422 Problems and Procedures II.

All other core Biblical Counseling classes are prerequisites.

BCW363 Apologetics (3)

A survey of the main approaches to apologetics and an examination of evidences for the Christian faith from such fields

as science, history, archaeology, and philosophy.

This will satisfy the requirement for P311 Introduction to Philosophy.